09 November 2018
The generations of today are afforded their freedom thanks to the sacrifices of past generations, and we thank them for their service and for our freedom.
Join the Australian business community to commemorate 100 years since Armistice Day at the 2018 Remembrance Day Breakfast.
Date: Friday 9th November 2018
Time: 7.00am to 9.00am
Place: Adelaide Convention Centre
In keeping with this year’s theme “Brave stories – from battlefield to recovery” we are thrilled to welcome former Special Forces sniper Sergeant Garry Robinson DSM, former Special Forces solider and 2017 Invictus Team Co-Captain and participant Sergeant Peter Rudland, plus former Royal Australian Navy medic and Invictus Games participant Able Seaman Emilea Mysko as our keynote speakers.
Serving in the Australian Army for more than 20 years, Garry completed multiple deployments to East Timor and Afghanistan. In 2016 he was medically discharged following the ISAF Blackhawk helicopter crash, where he sustained a severe brain injury, multiple fractures, internal injuries and an amputated leg. Suffering from depression as a result of these injuries, Garry turned to the Invictus Games for a sense of purpose and belonging. With loving support from his wife and three children, he is now preparing to compete in Archery, Cycling and Swimming at the upcoming Games.
Joining the Australian Army in 1989, Peter enjoyed a lengthy and distinguished career including a number of operational deployments. In 2010, he was involved in the ISAF Blackhawk helicopter crash in Afghanistan, leaving him with multiple musculoskeletal injuries. Turning to sport as part of his rehabilitation, Peter has competed in the Invictus Games for the last two years and is currently preparing to compete again this year in Cycling and Wheelchair Rugby, where he’d love to see the rugby team win a medal.
Thirty-year-old single mum Emilea served in the Royal Australian Navy for eight years as a medic and was medically discharged after suffering a major injury. After facing a dark road, she discovered a new lease on life thanks to The Road Home’s Invictus Pathways Program which provided direction, support and encouragement. Emilea is now preparing to compete in the Invictus Games this October in Sydney in Cycling, Rowing and Wheelchair tennis.
The official proceedings will include:
Recitation of the Ode – Commissioner Chris Burns CSC, South Australian Mental Health Commissioner
“In Flanders Fields” – Pulteney Grammar student (name tbc)
MC – Jessica Adamson, Weekend News Presenter, Seven Network
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